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Thursday, 4 June 1914


Senator DE LARGIE (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister of Home Affairs, upon notice -

Is it the intention of the Government to resume construction work on the western end of the Transcontinental Railway by so-called free labour?


Senator McCOLL - The answer is -

The honorable senator's suggestion has not previously been made. I may say that the Government have been awaiting acceptance of its offer to refer the whole of the matters in dispute to the arbitration of a Supreme Court Judge, provided the men would first go back to work on the schedule of wages from 12s. Cd. a day upwards which was offered to them some time ago.







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